In a report relased today, Merrill Lynch analysts noted DBSI's CMBS exposure. DBSI is a real estate company specializing in TIC transactions. The firm filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 10.

According to Merrrill analysts, after the initial bankruptcy filing, the real estate firm also filed three motions to reject certain unexpired leases. They believe that the properties listed in these three motions  represent a considerably large sample of DBSI-related properties.

Analysts found 126 DBSI properties were securitized in different CMBS deals. The  combined exposure, by allocated property balance, reached $887 million.

MLMT 2008-C1 has the greatest exposure (9.9%) followed by BACM 2006-5 (2.2%) and then CD 2007-CD5 (2.1%), noted Merrill Lynch.

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